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How to check if feature class or table contains field with specific name before adding it?

Im trying to write a script that finds out if the shapefile has a specific field and if not to add the field. I get it to show me the field, but the loop goes through each field, so it would create a ...
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How to change the style of the north arrow from “ESRI North 4” to “ESRI North 1”?

I have a Python assignment where I have to write a script to change the style of the north arrow from “ESRI North 4” to “ESRI North 1”. I wrote the following code: import arcpy mxd = ...
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ArcGIS ModelBuilder pass arcpy.SetParameterAsText as input to next tool

I am trying to build a model which uses two simple scripts, Script A and Script B. I want to use arcpy.SetParameterAsText to set an output in script A, which is then used as an input in script B. In ...
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Any case when one must use older ArcPy cursors (not da module based)?

I was using the arcpy.da cursors in ArcGIS 10.2 to iterate for quite some time now yet didn't use "classic" cursors that became available in 10.0 a single time. Is there any situation where one would ...
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How to compute geometric intersection using ArcPy?

I want to take geometric intersection of line and polygon shapefile. ArcPy has a tool: arcpy.Identity_analysis but it is available with "ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced" and I have "ArcGIS for Desktop ...
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How to format SQL expressions for ArcPy with ArcSDE for PostgreSQL feature class?

I'm trying to use SelectLayerByAttribute to find the last point added to a FC. I figured I could use the objectid field because it's serial. I wrote the following: ...
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Using ArcPy to verify paths of Hyperlinks?

I've recently come across an issue where some of our hyperlinks aren't working. I'm familiar with python and have made similar scripts before, but I would first like to ask for your assistance to ...
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How to create button that calculates acres on selected polygon features?

I'm looking to create a simple button that calculates acres on selected polygons and can't quite find what I'm looking for. I read through this thread: automating a python script..., but found it ...
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Get and compare area of arcpy geometry from extent object

I'm trying to get a numerical value for the area of a polygon that I am generating from an extent object. In this case, I am using the "onRectangle" function in the python addins for arcpy. The ...
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layer.visible command not working in arcpy.mapping module

I am using the arcpy.mapping module for the first time, and the lyr.visible command is not working as it should (or I am not using it as I should). I have a list that contains the the layer names of ...
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Find index location of a lat/lon point on a raster grid in ArcPy

This question has been confusing me for a while, and I'd love y'all's help. I'm trying to find the index location on a raster (in terms of column and row#) of a specified lat/lon point. My first ...
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How to define workspace as input for GP tool in order to select from list CAD layers as the second input?

How to define workspace (folder) as input for gp tool in order to select CAD layers as the second input that will be obtained from the first input?
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Why does CON statement give ERROR 010240: Could not save raster dataset to (value) with output format GRID?

I am receiving the following error when trying to run the following code: import arcpy from arcpy import env from arcpy.sa import * arcpy.CheckOutExtension = "Spatial" env.workspace = ...
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ArcPy findAndReplaceWorkspacePath not working with Raster Datasets

Situation: I am working on creating a Python script that will replace workspace paths for every layer in a map document in order to fix broken layers after a data migration. The script works except ...
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What does [missing] on ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop Python addin mean? [duplicate]

I need to load all layer names into a combo box. I did the same using esri site. But the tool is showing [missing]. import arcpy import pythonaddins class LayersComboBoxClass(object): ...
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“dataset does not exist or is not supported” using large GRID raster

I am trying my hand at arcpy for the first time to create a conditional raster from a set of threshold values. I have 3 large GRID format rasters (mos_zb3, mos_zb4, pca_finb2) I am trying to feed into ...
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How to Receive an Email after a script has run?

I'm working my way through my first attempt at scheduled tasks with modelbuilder and python. So far I have: Created a model that reconciles our SDE versions and then compresses the database. ...
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Creature individual Feature Classes from Features in a Feature Class

I have a feature class called Tracks2012. In the feature class I have 4 fields (MMSI, Ship_Type, Vessel_Name, IMO) as well as the usual Object_ID, Shape and Shape_Length field (as these features are ...
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Managing symbology in Feature Classes

I'm using an enterprise db to store my data and I'm writing a python tool that allows me to interact with that data in ArcMap. However, all my layers someone have "OTHER" for the symbologyType (not ...
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Invalid SQL Error when using InsertCursor on table created using CreateTable

I am trying to write a list of items to a new table in Arc. When I attempt to add a new row to an Arc table, I get the following error: Runtime error Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Calling variables within ArcPy functions

I have a defined function (ex. def my_function(x,y)). def my_function(x,y): """algorithm""" my_variable = my_function(filex, filey) How can I call this variable within the code block section of ...
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How to Buffer based on SQL expression?

Is there any way to optimize this code? It creates two buffer feature classes based on two different fields in the shapefile attribute table import arcpy from arcpy import env ## Set Workspace ...
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ArcGIS 10.2 Geoprocessing Service based on Python Fails with IOError: “SDE” does not exist Failed to execute

I have a Python Script that inserts X,Y Point in the SDE Point Feature Class. It works fine when executed in ArcMap 10.2, but it fails with IOError when published as Geoprocessing Task service in ...
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How can I avoid creating a new cursor object repeatedly while counting features in a large SDE Database?

I would like to get a script running much faster than it is now. The script completes on my machine in about 33 minutes. It generates a report that counts features with specific attributes in one ...
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How can I output an arbitrary number of file urls from a Synchronous Geoprocessing Service?

Scenario: Custom Export Service. The service creates zip files with shps in them and return the url to the file. I understand if you intend to to run this in synchronous mode, you must have a tool ...
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Weird Error when setting the source path in the “PICTURE_ELEMENT”

I am trying to set the sourceImage to a tiff file using this code: m=1 pic = arcpy.mapping.ListLayoutElements(mxd,"PICTURE_ELEMENT" , str(m))[0] pic.sourceImage = ...
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Getting area of multipart features using SearchCursor() of ArcPy?

I am tasked with programmatically getting the area of each individual part of a multi-part feature. I have a script already to read each individual part and print its XY coordinates and it works fine ...
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populating one field value based on another field value

I have a feature class in a personal geodatabase with 2 fields. They both have domains set up to ease the editing process for my users. If my WaterType field is set as "Not Irrigated" (or code 4) then ...
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How does one replace characters in a layer name using Python (“_” with “ ”)? [closed]

I can rename layers easily enough, but I really need to replace any "_" with a " ". This code just renames layers, but I would like to do a find and replace on each layer name mxd = ...
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Reducing number of decimal places after X/Y coordinates in a FC

I'm using arcpy.AddXY_management to add coordinates, and I want to reduce each X/Y field by x number. I've tried to reduce it by string slicing and that obviously didn't work. I also tried setting the ...
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Near Analysis takes much longer in ArcPy? [duplicate]

I have a feature class of about 12 points, a feature class of hundreds of roads, and need to find the nearest road to each point. So the obvious solution (Near tool) takes about 20 seconds, and the ...
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Python scripting for making rings from the city center

Problem description: I have two layers: 1) [Polygon] city blocks, and 2) [Point] the city center. The City blocks layer has 110,681 records. And The city center layer has just one record because ...
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Embedded python script module import issue

I have two ArcGIS python scripts. One is a primary python script that calls a number of functions from a second python script. Everything works well, i.e. primary tool calls and uses functions from a ...
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Automating a Python expression to calculate acres

I'm not new to GIS but very, very new to using Python and using scripts. I successfully use a Python expression !shape.area@acres! to update a field with acres in a feature class. What my users ...
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iisnode with ArcPy

I am calling the child_process in Node to trigger a python script which is importing ArcPy. This works fine until I start sending requests through IIS. Python runs, but importing ArcPy fails. I have ...
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accessing the output of a python script tool dialog ArcGIS 10.1

Hi I have a a fairly simple script tool dialog which has been setup to get 6 parameters from the user and return them as the tool output as a list. the aims is that the out put would then be used ...
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ArcGIS License question: Any restrictions on calling arcpy from non-esri web service?

I recently saw some success calling a python geoprocessing script from Node.js. I was also thinking of using flask instead of an arcgis server geoprocessing service. Does anybody know if there are ...
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Set visible/ratio for make feature layer based on a list

So, I have a feature class with three integer fields. I need to create a feature layer based on this feature class to use it later for running some GP tools where the values of the integer fields will ...
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Cursor Update Python Script for Multiplying Several Fields against a Ratio (Real) in ArcGis

Disclaimer: Python Neophyte, Uber-reliant on GUI, working to wean... I have a Python script for replacing multiple Field values with another table value that was graciously provided by the inimitable ...
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copy feature class and retain selected fields with arcpy

I've got a featureclass (fc) that I want to copy, but only retaining a selected number of fields, let's say field 9, 11, and 12 from the total of 15 fields. I want to use arcpy and suspect that ...
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How to work with OGR and GDAL in GP Service in ArcGIS for Server 10.1

I have got a lot troubles with GDAL and OGR in the context of ArcGIS Server on 64 bit server machine. I can run script that use GDAL in ArcGIS as Tool and in the debug mode in PyScripter, then ...
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arcpy.SearchCursor loops one time but then does not repeat

The part of the script I'm having trouble with is the arcpy.SearchCursor. The cursor runs 1x and then does not re-run. The goal was to re-retrieve the field value and apply it to the image layout. It ...
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set values in feature class attribute table to null

I've created a point-data featureclass (fc) containing data from a simple .txt file using Arcpy as follows: arcpy.CreateFeatureclass_management(out_path= outPath, out_name= 'fcTest', geometry_type= ...
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How to publish GP Service with importing of numpy in ArcGIS for Server 10.1?

I use a lot of scripts as GP Service almost all use the arcpy functions but one (and very important) of my scripts needs a gdal/ogr and numpy imports. I can run this script in PyScripter or as a tool ...
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How to modify script published as GPService in ArcGIS Server?

In ArcGIS 10.1 before publishing script as a new GPService I have to run it in ArcMap. It is a good solution when I handle small amount of data. When I want to change something in my script I have to ...
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How to recode and recalculate Field Values using ArcPy?

I am trying to figure out how to do several calculations through python and the arcpy set. I have an large dataset (7+ million records of individuals), and I am trying to code a value of 1 that ...
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How to select parcels in ArcPy situated in a different county than is written in the attribute table?

I have two polygon feature classes: one with parcels, the other one with counties (40 counties) I have to identify the parcels that in the attribute table belong to county 'X', but spatially they ...
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arcpy symbology colors changing on RefreshActiveView()

I have a problem that I'm not sure is functionality not built into arcpy or I'm just doing something wrong. I'm using arcpy.mapping.UpdateLayer() to apply symbology to a layer, but afterwards some ...
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How do I use variables inside a arcpy toolbox function? [closed]

I have a point file and I need to make a lot of buffers in specific increments but I can't figure out how to interate through a list inside the buffer function. Here is what I have: import arcpy ...
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Filtering out Annotaion Feature Classes using arcpy.da.Walk()?

Is there a way to use: for dirpath, dirnames, filenames in arcpy.da.Walk(): to filter out annotation feature classes? The help doesn't specify them as a type, which is strange because using the ...